The Virginia General Assembly is in session and the school halls are all abuzz with chatter regarding proposed bills that may significantly impact Virginia school calendars and teacher contracts. You could read tidbits regarding these bills in the newspapers or hear secondhand information from colleagues (which may or may not completely factual) or you could visit the Legislative Information System (LIS) and track the bills!
There is a wonderful free service (for tracking up to five bills) called “Lobbyist In A Box” which allows you to track legislative bills throughout the entire session – very interesting process to watch! Don’t just read about it in the papers – track those bills!
Create an account for “Lobbyist in a Box” by visiting: